God is a searcher of minds and hearts and that will determine whether we are committing idolatry or not. They are polytheists and their Jesus Christ is just a lower God and not equal to the Father.
If we try to adore a god other than the God of Abraham, Moses, and the Apostles which is the Holy Trinity, then that is idolatry. Their Christ is a false Christ and therefore Members of Ang Dating Daan are not Christians.
They intentionally do this in order to avoid during debates, any documentary evidence against them and claim any teaching that would work in their favor despite of having repudiated in the past.
Some can be a representation of our national heroes, our parents or martyrs of the faith etc.But wait a minute, when King Nebuchadrezzar knelt down before Prophet Daniel and said your God is a true God and the latter did not rebuked the King, was that idolatry?Was Prophet Daniel remissed of his pastoral duty against the King? What I am saying is, Idolatry is not a matter of act but intention.If they are talking to a Catholic, they will say, the Church apostatized and therefore, the claim of the Roman Catholics that we have uninterrupted and continuous apostolic succession is of no moment.However, if Eli Soriano is talking to an Iglesia ni Cristo, they will say that the Church of Christ did not apostatized and will never be until the end of time. We might ask, why the viewers of Ang Dating Daan who decided to convert to this Corporation are not able to detect the ADD's contradictory teachings?